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May 11, 2010

SAIC adding 20 jobs

Jeffersontown —  

“Silicon Holler” is getting a little bit bigger.

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers was on hand at the Valley Oak Technology Complex Monday to announce the creation of 20 new “good-paying” jobs in the near future for qualified Pulaski Countians.

“In these times, when people are losing jobs, it’s really thrilling to be able to announce that we have new jobs for people,” said Rogers. “I’m hopeful that (this) will be a precursor of things to come.”

 The jobs are the result of plans by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to expend operations locally. 

SAIC is a Fortune 500 Company and one of the largest IT contractors in the country. Specifically, it works closely with national defense systems, making Somerset a surprisingly key location in the nation’s fight to protect itself against outside threats and natural disasters, as Rogers has been influential on the Congressional Homeland Security Subcommittee, and the area also brought in the National Institute for Hometown Security.

Rogers called SAIC a “national defense leader,” and noted their part in providing technical services for FEMA disaster plan recovery and response missions.

Currently, SAIC — based out of San Diego, Calif. — employs 70 individuals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 55 of which work at the Somerset facility to provide corporate help desk and technical assistance to customers.

Now, the company intends to hire and relocate 20 new positions to the Valley Oak Technology Complex — located on Ky. 461 in eastern Pulaski County — within the next year.

“Relocate” doesn’t mean that already-existing employees will be brought in from other locations, however. Greg Jones of SKED (Southern Kentucky Economic Development) explained that his organization will be co-hosting a job fair soon to help SAIC identify new hires. Times and dates, and more information about how to submit applications for the new jobs, will be announced “soon.”

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